Jacoby Jones Involved in Off-Field Incident


Aug 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) is introduced prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at M

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones was involved in an off-field incident following the team’s win Sunday night against the Houston Texans. Reports say that an ambulance was called to a parked party bus to treat a male with a head wound. That male was Jacoby Jones and some reports are saying that he got into an altercation with an exotic dancer who was on the bus. The incident happened around 3 A.M. Monday morning. The dancer allegedly swung a bottle of champagne at Jones and hit him in the head. The ambulance showed up, treated Jones for a bleeding head wound, and did not need to take him to the hospital. The party was being thrown by Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie in downtown Washington DC to celebrate his birthday. Police were also called to the scene, but no arrests were made.

Jacoby Jones reported to practice the next day and will not miss any time from the injury sustained. John Harbaugh was questioned by the media about the altercation earlier in the day and he stated that he was “Not very impressed, personally, with the report. It’s not something we want to be known for.” Harbaugh followed up with “What do you want to be known for? Do you want to be known as a football player, or do you want to be known for that?” Jones is recovering from a sprained MCL suffered on opening night against the Denver Broncos.

This really seems like an odd incident for a player of the Baltimore Ravens to be involved with. Despite some of the players that they take out of college who are known for off-field issues the Ravens organization doesn’t usually have these kinds of issues crop up. The Ravens run a tight ship, and they have strong enough leadership both on and off the field that they don’t have do deal with these kinds of problems.